Letters

Women consultants and merit awards

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6945.1712 (Published 25 June 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1712
  1. A Streetly
  1. South East London Health Authority, London SE1 7RJ.

    EDITOR, - Women consultants are poorly represented among holders of merit awards (20% hold awards, compared with 37% of men). Two possible partial explanations have recently been suggested.1 Firstly, the age distribution of women consultants, which is skewed towards younger age, means that they are less likely to have awards than …

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